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Wait For The Ricochet: Deep Purple Paperback – Illustrated, 28 Oct 2013

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Easy on the Eye Books; first edition (28 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956143962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956143969
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 21 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 702,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Simon Robinson is a graphic designer, working mostly in the CD reissue field. He has also been involved with the co-ordination and packaging of the Deep Purple archive releases for may years, and written extensively on the group for magazines and record labels. Stephen Clare works in local government and is interested in the history of rock and Deep Purple in particular.


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Fans of the extensive sleeve notes Deep Purple Appreciation Society supremo Simon Robinson has supplied for many of the group's archive releases will find plenty to enjoy here. Ably assisted by Stephen Clare, DP's seminal 'In Rock' album is dissected from its very beginnings (the departure of Evans and Simper and the arrival of Gillan and Glover), through it's gradual inception (live development of material prior to recording), the recording process, aftermath etc etc. The 160 pages are not only crammed with more Purple facts than you can shake a Mandrake Root at, but there are so many pictures that it almost works equally well as a photo-book. Quotes from all the major players - including the late Jon Lord who was interviewed specifically for this book - help to make it indispensable. Just fabulous!
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Ah, Darker Than Blue. Used to be the highlight of my year(ish). A nice glossy magazine, chock full of Deep Purple goings on. Those were the days. And I'm not just saying that because I contributed to its demise in 2009. In fact, I'm sure I'm due some subs back. Strangely enough, I was pruning my DTB collection last week, when there was an almighty thump to signify the arrival of this tome. So I can almost forgive them because DTB man Simon Robinson, alongside Stephen Clare have turned up trumps with a glorious book all about the creation of the Deep Purple album "In Rock".

Yes, you read that right. 160 pages all about one album. Even I now know more than I ever wanted to about Ritchie Blackmores amps. Thankfully, the story of the album is rounded out with the villainous buildup to the sacking of Simper and Evans (boo), and the nasty shenanigans surrounding the arrival of Glover and Gillan, setting the album in context with a look at the Concerto recording, as well as the touring, radio and TV appearances, and the piecemeal recording and writing.

Even if you're not that interested in the album, the book looks fantastic, chock full of rare photographs and memorabilia. The late Jon Lord was interviewed specifically for the book, Roger Glover has also provided new insights on the writing of the album and Ian Gillan offers a fresh look at Child In Time. There are also contributions from studio personnel, former managers and others. It's a joy to flick through and savour, even if the resulting album was no "The Book of Taliesyn"!
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This book is very much for the avid fan as some of the detail is very specific to events and times that hopefully you will already know about. It is however written in a way that you will be able to pick it up a really get a good knowledge of Purple's early years. It is written well and Simon Robinson has again done a good job in bringing together detail about events and really brings to life a time in music history where rock developed. There are plenty of good quality pictures and above all it really details it's subject matter ( The In Rock album) really well and with interesting detail.
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Excellent condition. Great information.Would recommend it to any Deep Purple fan.One of the most insightfull books i have ever read. A+
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Very disappointed with it, it really would only appeal to fanatic, lots of repeating itself, the typeface is tiny and difficult to read and there are many typos that have not been found.
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